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ADHD Clinic

2013

ADHD Parent Orientation Program, 26th April

The session aimed at helping and reaching out children having problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The orientation was initiated by Dr.Anjali Morris.

Four parents attended the session and gave consent for their children to be included in the program. Currently the facility is being provided to the children at resource center and we subsequently aim at expanding the facility to students at outreach schools.

Presenter: Ms.Priyanka Chadchan.

Training Program

2017

Summary: In the first half of the year, AMF conducted 11 training programs and workshops.
  • 3 AMF teacher training program in English and Marathi
  • 8 workshops for teachers

Following are few highlighted programs.

Teacher training program, 16th January to 31st January

On receiving requests from many teachers to have the theory TTP as half day sessions for 10 days instead of 6 full days as they could attend the program while carrying out their regular job schedule. Accordingly AMF conducted the Marathi TTP from 16th January to 31st Jan 2017 as post lunch sessions for 4 hrs. The training team is satisfied with this arrangement. Total 10 participants benefited from this program.

Army Public School, 19th June

AMF conducted workshop for the teachers of the Army Public School which was attended by 60 of them. The topic covered in the workshop was Specific Learning Disabilities – An umbrella term & overview of Inclusive education.

Presenter: Ms. Priyanka Chadchan

2016

Summary: The AMF conducted 27 training programs and workshops.
  • 4 AMF teacher training program in English and Marathi
  • 23 workshops for teachers

Following are few highlighted programs.

A six days’ teacher training program,

Training is one of the key area of work through which we can reach masses. Keeping in mind the increasing need of remedial education AMF conducts training programs exclusively for teachers.

This is a six days training program full of information and on hand practical. The program is conducted in both, Marathi and English medium. This year four such programs were conducted. One of the training programs was conducted at Chinchwad Resource Centre where parents also took initiative to attend.

Workshop for parents

The workshop was arranged for the parents. Total 30 parents benefited out of it. The topic was “Intervention strategies that can be used at home”. The workshop was interactive

2015

Summary: The AMF conducted 28 training programs and workshops.
  • 7 AMF teacher training program in English and Marathi
  • 21 workshops for teachers, counsellors, psychologists, and special educators

Following are few highlighted programs.

A six days’ teacher training program, 6th to 11th April

The theory training sessions followed with hands-on practicum was conducted for the M.Ed. students from the Savitribai Phule Pune University. There were total 30 participants. Training program was well appreciated by higher authorities from University.

Workshop for teachers and parents at Asha Foundation, Jalgaon, 10th to 17th January

Asha Foundation from Jalgoan which works with children struggling in academics hosted a Learning Disability awareness week’ with the support of the AMF. The program included a poster exhibition using our posters followed by a sensitization session on LDs for parents and teachers conducted by the AMF staff on 17th January.

Workshop for teachers, 20th to 22th April

The workshop was conducted for the teachers from Apte Prashala in Marathi.

2014

Summary: The AMF conducted 26 training programs and workshops.
  • 3 AMF teacher training program in English
  • 2 AMF teacher training program in Marathi
  • 6 STP for the participants of FC-ECLD by RCI
  • 1 workshop approved as CRE by RCI
  • 13 workshops for teachers, counsellors, psychologists, and special educators
  • 1 workshop for parents

Following are few highlighted programs.

Workshop for pre-primary teachers in KHS, Erandwana, 22nd August

Three hours activity based training programs was conducted. 20 teachers along with wise Principal and counsellor participated this activity.

Teachers were introduced the concepts of LD and ADHD and signs for early identification. Session was full of activities and interactive.

Workshop for counsellors and teachers, ShivajiNagar, 27th September

Four hours activity based session was conducted by which was attended by 60 participants. Participants were given inputs on assessment and remedial education.

Teacher Training Program (TTP), ShivajiNagar,

Six days training program was conducted in both, Marathi and English medium. Till Sept 2014 three such programs are conducted, one in Marathi and two in English. Fifty teachers benefited from these programs.

Workshop on ‘Understanding Learning Disability: Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention’, 17th to 19th March

In collaboration with ‘SAVALI association for Mental Retardation (MR) and Cerebral Palsy (CP)’, a five-day Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) training program was conducted to introduce the concepts of Learning Disabilities to professionals working in the field. It was attended by around thirty participants. The objective was to enhance knowledge and skills of practicing Rehabilitation Professionals and Personnel in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education registered with RCI. Savali Association is a RCI recognized institute which has a residential school for children with MR and CP and has been running the D.Ed. course in Special Education. Participants attended the program from all over Maharashtra as far off as interiors of the State.

2013

Summary: The AMF conducted around 28 training programs and workshops.
  • 1 AMF teacher training program
  • 11 STP for the participants of FC-ECLD by RCI
  • 2 training programs under SSA
  • 1 workshop approved as CRE by RCI
  • 5 workshops for teachers, counsellors, psychologists, and special educators
  • 6 workshop for parents
  • 2 workshops for college students

Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

Morris Foundation Teacher Training Program, Shivaji Nagar, 23rd – 30th December

Fifteen participants enrolled for the training program. It was a mixed crowd consisting of teachers, counsellors and special educators.

The aim of conducting the seven days session was to create awareness and train as many interested teachers to deal & help students with learning problems at home, schools, specials schools & hospitals.

The participants enjoyed and participated in all the sessions equally. They gave feedback that they learnt new strategies and ways to deal with students. They showed interest attend such programs in future.

Training program under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Shivaji Nagar,

Two six-days training programs were conducted by the AMF under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). It was inaugurated by Dr. Anjali Morris, founder (Morris Foundation) and Mr. Hingane, coordinator SSA training project.

Around forty teachers from different schools participated in the program. They were imparted information on disabilities as per the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) act, through audio-visual sessions along-with a visit to a special school.

Workshop on ‘INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING DISORDERS’ (approved as CRE by RCI, New Delhi), 21st – 23rd May

A three-day workshop, approved as a CRE program from the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi, was conducted to introduce the concepts of Learning Disorders to professionals working in the field.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Anjali Morris and Mrs. Malati Kalmadi with the lighting of a lamp. It was attended by 129 participants from various parts of India which comprised of a wide range of professionals viz. special education teachers, teachers from mainstream schools, teacher educators, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, therapists and medical professionals. Theoretical and practical inputs were given in management of learning problems in children and strategies to help them cope with these problems.

A certificate of participation was awarded at the completion of workshop.

Workshop on Sensitization in various Disabilities, 6th April

A sensitization workshop on various disabilities was conducted for the Department of Education, Pune University. 30 students of the M.Ed program (full time as well as part-time) participated in this workshop. Many of the students were already working in schools for many years.

The objective of this workshop was to make the M.Ed students aware of the various limitations that students in mainstream schools may face due to which they would have difficulties in learning. With the RTE Act, more such students are likely to get enrolled in mainstream schools and inclusive education is likely to be THE future of education in India. Understanding the special needs of these students and helping them accordingly would therefore be a major focus of all educators in the near future.

Resource person: Ms. Pranita Madkaikar.

A Two-Day Workshop To Help Children Perform Better In Academics, 16th and 17th March

The week-end workshop was organised by the Peerless Hospital, Kolkata in technical collaboration with the Morris Foundation. It was inaugurated by Mr.Dilip Samadar, M.D. of the hospital and Dr.Anjali Morris, the founder and director of Morris Foundation. It was covered/ telecasted by Doordarshan on D.D Bangla channel.

Following were the topics covered:

  • Introduction To Learning Disabilities/ Disorders
  • Approach to the problems
  • Further Management of the Problems-Planning an I.E.P
  • Remedial Interventions: Remedial strategies on Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Spelling and Math
  • Management of learning problems
  • Creating teaching strategies & teaching aids

Skill Enhancement Course in Learning Disability, 4th January – 9th March

This week-end workshop was conducted by the Morris Foundation in technical collaboration with the Center of Special Education, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai over a period of three months in Pune. The goal of the course was to enhance the skills of teachers in the field of Learning Disability.

  • Concepts, characteristics and types of LDs
  • Developmental aspects and deviance
  • Conditions associated with LDs
  • Types of curriculum and adaptations
  • Task analysis
  • Assessment and remediation of basic learning skills, cognitive process, and curricular areas
  • Methods and tools of assessment
  • Dealing with Parents

29 participants comprising teachers, psychologists, counsellors and special educators successfully completed the course, each receiving a certificate.

A workshop on “Emotional Intelligence – strategies to prevent learning problems”, 9th February

The workshop was conducted for 35 teachers from pre-primary to class X at the AFS, Chandan Nagar on Saturday, 9th February, 2013. Resource persons were Ms. Pranita Madkaikar, CEO AMF and Ms. Sudha Srikanth from Equipkids, Thane.

The concepts of Emotional Intelligence and EQ were introduced explaining how EQ has gained more importance than IQ in the changing times. Various strategies for promoting EQ skills like understanding and recognizing emotions, assertiveness, optimism, decision making were covered. Hands-on experiential learning with role plays, activities and discussions made the day interesting. Emphasis was laid on promoting emotional health from the pre-primary classes would help reduce anxiety, depression and suicides in adolescent students. The importance of incorporating Social-emotional learning in the school curriculum with appropriate communication of emotional needs and active listening by teachers was emphasized.

Mrs. Sarita Sood, wife of CMD Deepak Sood and Mrs. Madhuri Sahastrabuddhe, the school Principal appreciated the workshop and opined that training teachers on managing and facilitating emotional well-being in themselves as well as in their students was definitely the need of the hour, since it would alleviate many discipline issues and enhance learning in the classroom.

The workshop wound up with discussions on strategies to develop emotionally intelligent classrooms/schools.

2012

Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

Teacher Training Program (Marathi), 15th – 20th October

The feedback of the participants:

Workshop on Learning Disorders, Asha Foundation INDEEA, Jalgaon, 17th July

This session was attended by eighteen teachers, M.A. students and counsellors. Topics covered included learning disorders, aspects of memory & perception, and hands-on training on creating teaching aids.

Training Workshops

(a) English Teachers Training Program, 11th – 16th June

(b) Marathi Teachers Training Program, 28th May – June

2011

Following is the highlighted program of this year.

Workshop on Remedial Intervention, 27th – 29th December

In this workshop, teachers and parents learned about remedial techniques and strategies to help children with learning disorders so they can succeed academically.

Community Education

2017

Summary: In the first half of the year, AMF conducted 12 orientation programs.
  • 6 programs for teachers
  • 6 programs for parents
Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

Session at Tomoae School, Amravati 19th June

Around 75 teachers attended the session enthusiastically.

Session at Abhiruchi Primary & Pre – Primary, 7th May

Around 34 teachers attended the program.

Session at Late Ramchandrarao Bankar English Medium School, Pune, 15th April

Conducted for parents and around 165 parents attended the session.

2016

Summary: AMF conducted 29 orientation programs this year.
  • 30 programs for teachers
Following is the highlighted program of the year.

A session for the teachers, 27th August

Conducted for teachers in one of the 30 Sau M. N. Nene Kanya Vidyalaya in Pen. District-Raigad. In all 75 teachers from both primary and secondary section of the school participated very enthusiastically.

2015

Summary: Till November, the AMF conducted 29 orientation programs.
  • 11 programs for teachers, counsellors, psychologists and special educators
  • 2 programs for parents
  • 4 programs for general community
Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

A session for the teachers, 13th September

The session was conducted for the 50 mainstream teachers from Janatara School at Jaisinghpur near Sangli.

Presenter: Ms. Tejaswini Pendharkar

A session for the participants in an International workshop on ‘Identifying areas for translating disability research to primary care services’, 18th August

The AMF presented a brief on LDs and their work in the field of remediation in the workshop organized by the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences from S.P. Pune University.

Presenter: Ms. Tejaswini Pendharkar

Awareness program for teachers, parents and general community , 5th August

A session was conducted for mainstream teachers at Malawali, near Lonawala as a part of a State Level Conference on ‘LD & Role of Counselling ‘organized by Social Action for Manpower Creation (SAMPARC).

Presenter: Ms. Mugdha Safai

2014

Summary: Till December, the AMF conducted 29 orientation programs.
  • 21 programs for teachers, counsellors, psychologists and special educators
  • 16 programs for parents
  • 3 programs for government and semi-government officials, Corporates, and college students
Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

An orientation program for pediatricians of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) , 13th April

Thirteen pediatricians attended this session which was quite interactive.

Presenters: Dr. Sushama Nagarkar.

A session for teachers from Sindphana Public School(SPS), Beed, 12th April

SPS is a residential as well as day school at Majalgoan in Beed district. The session was conducted for the teachers.

Presenters: Ms. Tejaswini Pendharkar and Ms. Prajakta Phadake.

Orientation for the parents of students from Amanora school, 7th March

The session was conducted for parents on ‘Multi-disabilities & Remedial Education’ for parents. Around 20 parents attended the session.

Presenters: Dr. Sushama Nagarkar and Ms. Priyanka Chadchan.

A session for Teach For India Fellows, 20th February

A two-hour session was conducted on introduction to LD. It was attended by 15 fellows. Few of them were interested in internship with the foundation.

Presenters: Dr. Sushama Nagarkar and Tejaswini Pendharkar

2013

Summary: The AMF conducted 46 orientation programs.
  • 22 programs for teachers, counsellors, psychologists and special educators
  • 14 programs for parents
  • 10 programs for social club members, government and semi-government officials, Corporates, and college students

Following are few highlighted programs of the year.

Orientation for the PMC Teachers of Ghole Road Sector, 19th December

The session was conducted in two batches. In all seventy teachers attended it where-in general information on LD was provided. It was quite interactive and the teachers seemed very keen to understand the concepts.The teachers put forth the difficulties faced by them in school and they found the overall session very helpful and was keen to try and implement the various strategies and try and identify the children facing problems.

Presenter: Prajakta Phadake

Orientation for the teachers at YASHADA, 25th October

A two hour session was conducted for the teachers working with the handicapped people in different rural set up. It was a video conferencing session attended by participants from 112 Taluka under 12 districts in Maharashtra. It was a first of its kind experience for the presenter presenting in front of a virtual audience.

Presenter: Tejaswini Pendharkar.

Orientation for the students at St. Mira’s College for Girls, Pune, 11th September

The session was conducted IInd and IIInd year students from Arts faculty having Psychology as their major. In all, there were 30 students attending the presentation. Students were interactive and had many questions which were answered by resource persons. The students were interested in internship program with the foundation.

Presenter: Priyanka Chadchan

Orientation for the teachers at D Y Patil International School, Pune 7th September

Around 30 school teachers attended the session. It was an interactive session where-in the participants were interested in getting information about LD with case examples.They had come up with queries on the method of intervention inputs. The school felicitated the presenters with paintings drawn by students facing problems in academics.

Presenters: Sheetal Kapare and Sandhya Thampi

Sensitization program for the members of Rotary Club (North) Pune,28th August

The session was conducted at Kargil hall, Khadki. It was attended by around 30 Rotarians. The purpose was to make them aware of learning disorders and difficulties these children face.After presentation, challenging and interesting questions came up which were tactfully handled by the presenter. They appreciated the philanthropic work done by the foundation and presented us with a souvenir.

Presenter: Priyanka Chadchan

Sensitization in LD for the coporates at GS Lab, Pune, 9th August

The session was attended by around 20 corporates working at GS lab. It was an unique and new experience for the target audience as most of them were unaware of the term LD. Overall, the session was good and they appreciated the philanthropic work of the foundation.

Presenter: Priyanka Chadchan

Orientation in LD for the counsellors from Academy of Personality Development, 19th July

LD awareness was conducted for the counsellors at V.B.Gogate school. Around 48 participants attended the session. It was well-perceived and accepted by the audience.

Presenters: Sheetal Kapare and Prajakta Phadake.

Below are few feedbacks given by the counsellors.

A session for Teach For India Fellows on “Developing emotionally intelligent classrooms”, 17th January

2 hrs session for a mixed group of junior & senior fellows was conducted on 17th January at their Viman Nagar office. Inputs were given on role of teacher in developing emotionally intelligent classrooms.

Presenter: Ms. Pranita Madkaikar.

LD Awareness presentation, Paediatric department, Southern Command Hospital, Pune, 9th January

The one-hour session was attended by the residents and nursing students.

Presenter: Sheetal Kapare.

2012

Summary: The AMF conducted 46 orientation programs.

Following are few highlights:

LD Awareness presentation, Psychology department in Garware college (Marathi)

The session was attended by 40 students.

Presenter: Prajakta Phadake.

Awareness program on Learning Disability at Rotary Club, Pune University

Around 20 members of the club attended the program.

LD awareness at Bori, Pune

The visit to Bori Village was one rich experience that reflected hospitality, welcoming and co-operative natures of all the contributors of the center from juniors to high level seniors. The 50 participants were the principals and teachers of ZP schools.

Teacher Orientation on Learning Disability, Sanjeevan Vidyalaya, Panchgani

This session was attended by the school’s principal as well as sixty teachers and co-ordinators.

2011

Highlights of this year were as follows:

LD Awareness Presentation, Meena Tai Thakre College

The workshop was attended by 200 D.Ed. students.

LD Awareness Presentation, Panshet

This program was arranged by the Janseva Foundation for Zila Parishad Teachers at Ambi in Velha Taluka, Pune. The Education Officer (Gata Shikshan Adhikari) of Velha Taluka, school principals and fifty-one teachers attended the program.

LD Awareness Presentation, Muktai Sutar D.Ed. College (Marathi)

The workshop was attended by 250 D.Ed. students.

Learning Disability Awareness Workshop for Zila Parishad Officers

Zila Parishad planned to establish LD centers on the Taluka level. A preliminary workshop was conducted to train the heads of these centers.

Resource Center

2017

Summary: The AMF conducted 03 extra-curricular activities in the first half of this year at Pune Resource Center.

Following are the details.

Summer Camp, 15th April

Summer Camp was full of activities like dance therapy, laughter yoga, communication skill development.83 participants enjoyed the camp to the fullest, which included parents, children and their siblings.

A glimpse is shown below

Fancy Dress, February

Free Play Activity, January

The students participated enthusiastically at both the centers. The purpose of the activity was to provide opportunities to children to explore different colors, textures and nature of games. There were corners such as reading, music, art, craft, etc. Children enjoyed all the corners and were at their creative best.

2016

Summary: The AMF conducted 06 extra-curricular activities in the year 2016.

Following are the details.

Greeting Making Activity, 24th December

The purpose of the activity was to develop their finer motor skills, concentration and encourage team work, sharing. Children made greeting cards with their own ideas the help of teachers. 22 students and 4 student’s cousins participated and made beautiful creations!

A glimpse is shown below

26/11, a tribute to soldiers and victims of terrorist attack of Mumbai, 26th November/p>

A total of 21 students along with few parents were a part of this activity. The primary purpose of the activity was to offer tribute to the soldiers and victims of terrorist attack in Mumbai happened on 26/11/2016. The secondary purpose was to make aware the children aware about the defense services of India – Army, Navy and Air force. Also to make them aware of Bravery Awards, which are given every year to children who do exceptional work to save and develop the lives.

The videos on examples of Bravery Awards were shown to children, so they get inspired to help the people on their level. The children and even parents got enlightened from the videos and enjoyed the activity.

Glimpse of the activity.

Diwali Market, 28th October

The purpose of the activity was to develop their mathematical and communication skills in day to day life. A total of 28 students participated and 26 stalls were decorated by them. Many students put up Diwali special food stalls and decorations. All teachers and parents purchased items from different stalls and enjoyed shopping a lot. At the end of the activity, each one got a Diwali gift which was playing cards. The reason behind giving this gift was to improve their number calculation through card games.

Toran Making Activity, 1st October

The purpose of the activity was to develop their fine motor skills, concentration and encourage team work, sharing. Students made marigold flowers initially with the help of teachers, and subsequently using their own ideas.

Pooja Thali Making Activity, 3rd September

Students came up with different ideas and made artistic and colourful thalis. The purpose of the activity was to encourage team work, sharing, learning craft and think creatively. Students, teachers and parents decorated their Pooja Thali with great zeal and enthusiasm along with tasty refreshments.

Summer Camp, 14th April

Like every year students enjoyed the summer camp by beating the heat with varied group and individual games! It was fun and frolic everywhere. Students along with their siblings enjoyed art based origami activities, quizzes; the drumming activity was a big hit! There were activities which provided opportunities to cook and prepare quick snacks! Approximately 70 students from all Pune, KEM and Kothrud centre and few outreach schools participated enthusiastically in the camp!

2015

Summary: The AMF conducted 04 extra-curricular activities till November 2015.

Following are the details.

Diwali Market (Mela), 06th November

This is a third successful year at the AMF, where students had arranged stalls of food items, lanterns, greeting cards, diyas made by themselves. Students got an opportunity to sell the items made by them, interact with people and showcase their skills. Approximately 30 stalls were registered. Parents and the AMF staff purchased the items. The mela looked colorful, added a festive feeling and was filled with fun and frolic.

A glimpse is shown below

Best from Waste – Diya and Rangoli Making Activity, 29th August

Children made some beautiful candles from waste materials. Children used old bangles and CDs to make decorative articles. The purpose of the activity was to encourage use of waste materials. 14 students participated in the activity and few parents assisted their children too.Parents loved the candles specially when they were lit. On the occasion of Narali Poornima, children and parents were distributed sweets. Few glimpses seen below.

Summer Camp, 20th April

A summer camp was organized for students. Various activities were conducted which included indoor games, creative art activities and fun science activities. Parents and students participated enthusiastically.Few glimpses seen below.

Fancy Dress Competition, 28th February

A friendly competition of Fancy Dress was organized at Pune resource center. With the enthusiasm quotient among the kids at its peak, it was indeed a tough task for the judges to decide the best. Few glimpses seen below.

2014

Summary: The AMF conducted 10 extra-curricular activities during the year 2014.

Following are few highlighted activities.

The Magical Christmas party, 20th December

Around 50 students along with few parents across all locations in Pune and Nigdi participated in the Christmas activity. The specialty of this celebration was that it included a magic show for students and parents which was a great treat! Students enjoyed with lots of laughter and fun. Further, as New Years Eve was approaching, students were given some tips for drawing to make greeting cards. Christmas was celebrated by exchanging gifts with each other and cutting the cake!!

Diwali Activity “Look what I have got..!”, 18th October

Around 25 students and 10 parents participated in the activity.
On the occasion of Diwali, a market was arranged for students. Stalls were allotted and students prepared lanterns, food items, diya set and sold them to the visitors and the AMF staff. The purpose was to encourage children to learn the art of preparing and selling a product. Parents appreciated this unique concept and suggested to continue this activity every year.

Umbrella making activity, 25th July

In all 20 children attended the activity. The aim was to enhance Eye-hand co-ordination and creativity of students. They had to prepare an umbrella by threads and decorate it.The students made colorful umbrellas and the rainy season was welcomed heartily.

Yoga actvity for the students at R.L.M.T hall, Shivaji Nagar, 31st May

Yoga has been introduced for students catered at RC. It was conducted by one of our resource teachers, Ms. Madhuja G who is a Diploma holder in Yoga Education. 8 students attended this activity. Basics of yoga were introduced to the students in this session. Parents were happy with the session and are interested in more such activities.

Summer Camp for the students at R.L.M.T. hall, Shivaji Nagar, 20th – 21st April

Around 130 students and parents enrolled with us participated in the two days camp. Various activities like fun game, clay modelling, drawing and role play were organised by the AMF Resource Teachers and guest resources.

The camp provided a platform for the students to meet other students from various schools and share their experience.

Music Activity, 1st March

The activity was designed and conducted by S.N.D.T interns along-with supervision by the AMF teachers.Purpose of the activity was to make learning interesting through music. Around 29 students attended this activity.

It started with meditation and Omkar recitation which was followed by ‘Counting of numbers till 20’ conducted on the beats of rhythm-taal. The students were also taught 3 basic tenses, multiplication tables of two to five with the help of songs & poems in English as well in Marathi.

The students were introduced to the English version of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ i.e. ‘Do Re Mi’. At the end refreshment and gift were distributed to the students. Key chains of different musical instruments with names of each student were prepared as a gift by the SNDT interns.

2013

Summary: The AMF conducted 9 extra-curricular activities.

Following are few highlighted activities.

Christmas activity, 20th December

Around 13 students had come and participated in the activities organized by Morris Foundation. Parents were also invited and had enjoyed the performance by students. Overall had a fun time altogether.

Following are few glimpses of the activity:

Diwali exhibition activity, 1st November

A Diwali sales cum exhibition activity was organised at the Corporate office for students associated with the center. The students were assigned to create souvenirs related to Diwali which could be exhibited and sold to the staff of Morris Foundation. The purpose of this activity was to teach money transaction. The students had prepared lanterns, greeting cards, and diya’s at home and put up for sale.

The students, teachers and parents enjoyed the activity concept and participated enthusiastically. Around 15 students participated for this activity.

Following are few photographs of the activity:

Clay Modeling activity, 21st September

The purpose of this activity was to let children express their feelings freely, improve fine motor skills and eye hand co-ordination. It was also to enhance group cohesiveness, sharing and experimenting with shapes. The session was attended by fifteen students availing remedial intervention at the resource center.

Themes like Jungle, cartoons and jewelry were given to children according to whom groups were formed based on their interests. All of them enjoyed the activity.

A small informative session was taken after all the children had finished making their models out of clay. Information about types of clay, uses of clay was shared with the children. It was interactive as children also gave their inputs.

Children who usually lack concentration were able to indulge themselves in expressing through clay. After the activity, a small token of appreciation was given to all the children

Sharbat making activity, 18th May

This activity was attended by 16 students at the resource center. They enjoyed making beverages and decorating the straw. The activity started with a short video on making beverages which was shown to the students. The teachers discussed with them the importance of sugar, water as well as salt and explained them importance of fluids especially in summer season. The students enjoyed fruit squashing; later they decorated their own straw and enjoyed the beverage.

Workshop on Community Health and Brain Gym, 8th February

This workshop was attended by 15 children at the resource center. The topics covered were importance of hygiene, prevention of pollution, value education and brain gym activities to improve study skills.The message was imparted through animated videos and magic game activities. To improve the study skills of students, brain gym activities were performed with the children which they enjoyed a lot.

Brain Gym Activities by the students:

2012

Following are few highlighted activities of the year.

Christmas activity for children at resource center, 21st December

Around 20 children participated enthusiastically and made Christmas trees and stockings. The children had fun sticking decorative material they bought along with them as well as filling up the stockings and trees with glitter which are displayed below:

Diwali Activity for children at resource center, 10th November

10 students participated in the activity. They made lanterns and had fun decorating them according to their wish. Later, they enjoyed some snacks.

Collage Activity for the children at resource center, 23rd October

This activity witnessed some beautiful collage designs and work produced by the children at the center. Children could manage to do the collage work on a leaf that was provided and expressed ideas iced with creativity.

Few collage designed by the students:

Satellite Center

2017

Summary: In the first half of the year, six extra-curricular activities were conducted.

Collage making activity, 22nd June

14 students participated enthusiastically where they made different collage related to rainy season using their creative skills.


A glimpse of the activity:

Sharbat Making & Decoration Activity, 18th May

For combating the peak summer children sharbat making activity was conducted. 15 students participated in this activity. They also decorated their trays and presented their glasses to the parents and teachers.

Summer Camp, 14th April

Summer Camp was full of activities like dance therapy, laughter yoga, communication skill development. 89 participants enjoyed the camp to the fullest, which included parents, children and their siblings.

Aerobics and Meditation, 16th March

The activity was conducted by one of the staff members. 21 students participated enthusiastically. Following is the glimpse.

Fancy Dress, 18th February

Following is he glimpse of the activity.

Free Play Activity, 19th January

The purpose of the activity was to provide opportunities to children to explore different colors, textures and nature of games. There were corners such as reading, music, art, craft, etc. Children enjoyed all the corners and were at their creative best.

2016

Summary: The satellite center shifted from Nigdi to Chinchwad in June 2016. This year seven extra-curricular activities were conducted for the students in the center.

Greeting Card making activity, 21st December

The students were encouraged to prepare greeting cards on the occasion of Christmas. They enjoyed the activity thoroughly and made creative and beautiful greeting cards.

Film show on 26 Nov 2016, 25th November

With an aim to arouse and strengthen patriotism in children as well to mark the Samvidhan Diwas, the AMF team showed three short informative documentaries to the students. In Oct 2015, the Hon. Prime Minister declared 26 Nov as Samvidhan Diwas or Constitution Day. The films featured information on the Indian Defence services, Indian Police and the Bravery awards distributed on the Republic Day.

Diwali Mela, 27th October

In Diwali Mela, there were around 24 stalls which included eatables, decorative materials, Diyas and greeting cards. During the Mela the students were working on their math skills, mental math, eye hand co-ordination, speaking and listening skills as well as using marketing strategies for selling. It was observed that the students enjoyed selling their own creations and making profit. The Mela was fun for the students and for the parents as well.

Toran Making Activity, 1st October

During this activity the students were made to work on their eye hand co-ordination, fine motor and gross motor skills like threading a needle, sewing, twisting and patterning. The students were trying to make similar flowers with an effort to make their Marigold flower as real and attractive as possible. Students enjoyed making artificial Toran for the upcoming Dushera festival. Following is the glimpse.

Pooja Thali Decoration Activity, 3rd September

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, ‘Pooja Thali Making activity’ was organised at the centre. Students came up with different ideas and made artistic and colourful thalis. The purpose of the activity was to encourage teamwork, sharing, learning a craft and think creatively. Students, teachers and parents actively participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Following is the glimpse.

Summer Camp, 14th April

The camp observed various activities included group games, cooking (making a sandwich), fun games and drum circle sessions. The drum circle activity was one of the most exciting experiences. The summer camp witnessed enthusiastic parent participation. The presence of few grandparents was a pleasant surprise.

Create your Imagination, 20th February

The activity aimed to explore the creativity and was expressed in drawings. Themes were provided as per there age groups. 15 students participated in the activity and showed their creativity.

2015

Summary:This year satellite center in Nigdi saw six extra-curricular activities for children.

Diwali Mela, 7th November

The activity was arranged for the students to gain practical experience of money transaction. Total 26 stalls of Diwali related items were arranged by the students. The students, teachers and parents enjoyed the activity concept and participated enthusiastically. Following is the glimpse.

Use what you create, 17th October

The purpose of this activity was to make students develop a habit of saving things and recycling them. Children enjoyed making trays and pen stands from waste paper. They used their creativity and made colourful pen stands and trays. Following is the glimpse.

Yoga and Brain Gym Activity, 22nd August

Basics of yoga were introduced to the students in this session. Few brain gym activities were also introduced to improve concentration. Parents were happy with the session and are interested in more such activities.

Umbrella Making Activity, 20th June

The activity was organized to explore the creativity of students.Students made colourful umbrellas and enjoyed the activity. Following is the glimpse.

Summer Camp, 18th April

The camp was organized to enhance creativity and team spirit of students and parents. All of them participated enthusiastically in all the activities and enjoyed them. Following is the glimpse.

Dress the way you want and tell us who you are !!!, 7th February

Around 20 students along with their parents participated in the activity.Students played different characters and enjoyed the activity. Activity was organized to bust students’ confidence and stage daring. Following is the glimpse.

2014

Summary: This year the satellite center at Nigdi conducted 6 extra-curricular activities.

Following are few highlighted activities.

Diwali Fare, 18th October

Around twenty students participated in the activity. On the occasion of Diwali, a market was arranged for children. Stalls were allotted and children prepared lanterns, food items, diya sets and sold them to the visitors and the AMF staff. The purpose was to encourage children to learn the art of preparing and selling a product. Parents appreciated this unique concept.

Explore the Creativity, 23rd August

Around twenty two students explored their creativity by creating idols of the Lord Ganesha using clay.

Diet Activity, 28th June

Around twenty students participated in the activity. Dr.Rashmi Naik, the pediatrician guided students on healthy eating habits and importance of healthy food. All students prepared diet Bhel using sprouts and enjoyed the activity.

Summer Camp, 19th April

Morris Foundation organised the camp for students enrolled at Satellite Center, Nigdi and Outreach schools from PCMC area. The idea was to offer students an opportunity to have fun and meet their peers from different schools. Also, to provide a platform for parents to meet other parents and discover the various ways their children can learn even in non-academic settings.

It was organised at Jnana Prabodhini School, Nigdi which was attended by 34 students and 12 parents.

Below are few feedback collected from students and parents:

2013

Summary: The satellite center at Nigdi conducted 5 extra-curricular activities.

Following are few highlighted activities.

Santa Claus face-making Activity, 21st December

Around twenty students participated in the activity. Dr.Rashmi Naik, the pediatrician guided students on healthy eating habits and importance of healthy food. All students prepared diet Bhel using sprouts and enjoyed the activity.

Flag-Making Activity, 24th January

Twelve students at the center participated in the activity. They enjoyed making the flag of India.

2012

Summary: The satellite center at Nigdi conducted 2 extra-curricular activities.

Following are few highlighted activities.

Pot Decoration & Puppet Making Activity, 16th May

Few puppets created by the students:

Leaf Decoration Activity, 23rd October

Children used their creativity to decorate the leaf which helped to develop their eye had coordination.